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FedEx vs UPS: Competing with Contrasting Strategies in China MKTG069 - Sample Questions and Answers
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FedEx vs. UPS: Competing with Contrasting Strategies in China Sample Questions and Answers
Question I. FedEx entered into China in 1984 through a joint venture, while UPS entered China in 1988 through an agent partnership relationship. Critically examine the contrasting strategies adopted by both the companies, while entering and expanding their services network in China. L Legal regulations in China stipulate that a foreign logistics management company can enter into a pmtnership or joint venture with a Chinese company, but not enter on its own, to do business in China. Foreign companies are also disallowed from handling cargo business within Chinese cities, but they can operate in the international express cargo business. ADS

Fedex's Strategy
FedEx entered China in 1984 by acquiring Gelco Express International, a UK-based courier company, whose operations spread across Europe and the Asia Pacific....
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